FireCrunch is 100% resistant to fire damage. Australia is a country regularly ravaged by dangerous bushfires of varying proportions. The loss of life and property has been substantial since the first European settlers arrived in 1788 and still regrettably continues today.

Indigenous tribes were well used those occurrences and had a definitive policy of clearing bush around all areas of protective concerns. Today we call that an Asset Protection Zone (APZ), which carries certain specifications and requirements for those building in bush fire prone areas. The Rural (RFS) and Country fire services (CFS) are the best source of local information in your area.

As the name suggests, FireCrunch building boards are specifically designed to be a superior option in safety and fire protection. Through rigorous Australian NATA Labs testing like the CSIRO and in continuous development, we are redefining what it means to protect Australian homes and properties with an environmentally responsible low CO2 manufacturing process.

We ensure the protection of homes and buildings in the unique Australian climate and environment with our all in one building board solution. We are proud to present our CSIRO Fire Tested FireCrunch product range, with a Fire Resistance Level (FRL) of 90/90/90 which only requires 1 x 10 mm thick sheet per side of a steel or timber frame (1.15 BMT) up to 3 layers of 13mm plasterboard or 2 layers each side of 16mm Fyrchek or similar.

Through the development and various testing stages, it has allowed us to produce totally reliable, durable and eco-friendly building boards. FireCrunch can withstand temperatures of 1200⁰C and we meet the BAL FZ (Bushfire Attack Level Flame Zone) which reinforces our quality in terms of protection of buildings and life from the most dangerous BAL FZ bushfire conditions. Such quality of FireCrunch reinforces a high concern for our Australia wide customers’ safety and security, with ease of use and multi-beneficial features embedded in our fire rated building boards.

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Fire resistant to extremely high temperatures (1200ºC)
Meets BAL FZ and up to FRL 90/90/90
Non-combustible NATA CSIRO (AS 1530.1) and smoke release AS 3837
Fire Tested (AS 1530.4-2014-2014 (C1..C19)-/ 2029)
30, 60 90 and 120 minute fire resistance
Non-asbestos, NATA Labs Australian certification AS 4964
Resistant to flooding and prolonged water emersion
Resistant to bacteria moisture, humidity, mould and mildew
Completely resistant to termites and insects
Low thermal conductivity ~0.44 (W/mk)
Higher R-values than plasterboard
Less expensive, eliminates multiple layers of plasterboard for high FRL 90 mins plus


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Fire1.5 hours 1 x 10mm sheet per side frame
Impact10 times stronger than plasterboard, load bearing 55kN (1.5 hrs) at 1200⁰C (see CSIRO fire test report)
AcousticsRw 62 AS 717.1 (see report certification)
AsbestosNil content test AS 4964 R and U-value (see technical info charts)
HandlingCuts, saws, drills, routs, with timber tools, power gun screwing, massive time saving on installation
Labour Cost BenefitsFireCrunch requires 1 sheet on each side of the frame for FRL up to 90/90/90 (plasterboard needs 3 layers 13mm on each side) or 2 layers 16mm on each side DOUBLE the m2 MATERIAL COST PLUS DOUBLE INSTALL LABOUR, DOUBLE FREIGHT AND DOUBLE CRANE-UP OR FORK HANDLING
Strength10 x Stronger than plasterboard
19mm flooring carries 6.1kN on 450 joists centres and UDL 96kg
Eco-Friendly95% less CO2 emission than all plasterboard